UEFA Nations League: Israel to play in Division C

The group stage of the qualifying tournament of the 2018 World Cup has ended. Based on its results, UEFA has determined the composition of the four divisions of the League of Nations, according to the organization’s official website.

56 teams will be divided into 4 divisions. The draw for the tournament will take place on January 24, 2018 in Lausanne.

The composition of the divisions is determined by the place of the national team in the UEFA ranking.

Division A.

Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, France, England, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Iceland, Croatia, Holland

The teams will be divided into 4 groups of 3 national teams. The group winners will play in the playoffs. The last teams in each group will be relegated to Division B.

Division B.

Austria, Wales, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Turkey

Group winners advance to Division A. The last-placed teams will advance to Division C.

Division C.

Hungary, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia, Greece, Serbia, Albania, Norway, Montenegro, Israel, Bulgaria, Finland, Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania

One group of three teams, three of four.

The group winners will advance to Division B. The finishing teams will be relegated to Division D.

Division D.

Azerbaijan, FYR Macedonia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Latvia, Faroe Islands, Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Malta, Andorra, Kosovo, San Marino, Gibraltar

Four groups of 4 teams. Group winners advance to Division C.

In each division, the top four teams that did not make it to the final of the European Championship will take part in the playoffs for one ticket to the final of Euro 2020. There will be 1 ticket for each division.

New tournament calendar.

Tour 1: September 6-8, 2018

Tour 2: September 9-11, 2018

Matchday 3: October 11-13, 2018

Matchday 4: October 14-16, 2018

Tour 5: November 15-17, 2018

Matchday 6: November 18-20, 2018

Final stage draw: early December 2018

Final stage: June 5-9, 2019

UEFA EURO 2020 play-off draw: 22 November 2019

UEFA EURO 2020 play-offs: 26-31 March 2020

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